The Ingredient Every Fractured Team Possesses

The Ingredient Every Fractured Team Possesses

If you have been around ministry and leadership for any length of time, you know that teamwork is at the core of all success. A successful team is built with a group of people that work together to realize a common goal. While the goal and the strategy might be different, the concept of people working together is always a constant. The challenge comes in when everyone on the team is doing their part, whether leading a department or project, and that department or project becomes their sole... Read More
6 Ideas for Hosting Effective Easter Services

6 Ideas for Hosting Effective Easter Services

It is no secret that Easter and Christmas are two of the most attended church holidays in the country. Because Easter always happens on a Sunday, that means full swing family ministry is in effect. It is so important that we are ready for the huge influx of families on this day, and that we put our best foot forward. When families visit your church on Easter, it is one of your greatest opportunities to show them that coming to your church every week is something they will definitely want to... Read More
5 Reasons Your Team Isn’t Following You Through Change

5 Reasons Your Team Isn’t Following You Through Change

If you look behind you, and no one is there, then you aren’t really leading anything at all. Change is one of the greatest things we as leaders must navigate. Things that stay the same will inevitably become stale and outdated. As a leader, we must always be pointing our teams toward the next thing. That means transition. Leaders fail almost every day when it comes to navigating change. The reason why they fail is simple: they didn’t do a good job rallying the individuals on the team. How does... Read More
The Art of Complete Appreciation

The Art of Complete Appreciation

It’s often not the leader that makes a team great, but the team itself. When you look at a successful leader just about anywhere in the world you will most definitely see a team of supporting people not far behind them. What we do day in and day out as we build great ministries to reach people and draw them closer to Christ wouldn’t be possible without the great staff and volunteer leaders that God has entrusted us with. As leaders, we are given the great honor of providing vision, direction... Read More
The Secret Weapon in Every Kids Ministry

The Secret Weapon in Every Kids Ministry

We have all heard about the limited amount of time we as kids ministry leaders have with the kids in our church. It’s about 40 hours each year. We have 40 hours to unwrap all of the great things God has for us and deliver it to the kids in our church in a way they can remember and apply it to their life. 40 hours isn’t a lot. It’s not even an hour a week! How in the world can we invest all that needs to be invested in the children of our churches with less than an hour a week? Enter the secret... Read More